Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2063

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it bottomland and other nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Carex laxiflora   FAMILY Cyperaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex laxiflora +   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-069:
Carex laxiflora   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Carex laxiflora var. laxiflora

 

COMMON NAME:
broad looseflower sedge


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picture of Carex laxiflora, image of Carex laxiflora

JK Marlow    jkm060429_004

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Culms 30-50cm tall, narrowly wing-angled. Blades 2.5-15mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.